Teen gets 5 yrs in prison for help­ing friend hang her­self

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Utah: A U t a h t e e n a g e r who helped a girl hang her­self last year was sen­tenced Fri­day to be­tween 5 years and life in prison as part of a plea deal, CNN re­ported.

In May 2017, 16- year- old Jchan­dra Brown hanged her­self at a camp­ground in Payson, Utah, while her friend Ty­erell Przy­by­cien recorded it on his cell phone. Her body was dis­cov­ered the next day.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Przy­by­cien bought the rope and tied the noose Brown put around her neck, and he pur­chased the com­pressed air she used to knock her­self out be­fore dy­ing.

Przy­by­cien also pro­vided com­men­tary as he recorded her last mo­ments on a 10- minute video. Przy­by­cien, now 19, had been charged with first­de­gree mur­der but in Oc­to­ber agreed to plead guilty to child abuse homi­cide. He was given 580 days credit for time served in jail.

“What I did I’m not proud,” he said in court Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to a re­port from CNN af­fil­i­ate KSL,

“and it doesn’t de­serve pity.”

— Agencies — AP — BUNNY SMITH — AFP

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